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  1. Is there equivalent SAFE training for PAs as SANE training for nurses? If not, does our collaborating physician need to be trained in sexual assault exams, in order for us to perform them? After hours of internet searching, I have only found that PAs can perform them, but no specifics on requirements.
  2. Hello everyone! I was wondering if anyone here recommends a good derm filler program, PRP, botox---aesthetic programs. I am at a self taught type of practice. I did get trained on Botox and with experience now I feel pretty confident in my skills. I am still a little nervous when it comes to fillers and feel that I need an actual training from a reputable program. Anyone here that have gone through these programs and found it helpful in their practice? I have some patients who are interested but want to make sure I am trained appropriately!! I am in California and willing to travel anywhere. But I will be paying out of pocket so trying to do my research before the big purchase. thank you so much!
  3. New grad here currently considering taking my first job at an urgent care clinic. The goal is for me to act as a solo provider at a new rural location to be opened in the coming months (with an off-site supervising physician.. the specifics of who I should contact depending on when a question/concern comes up are to be discussed and I plan to have them included in my contract in writing.) It has already been discussed that I would have at least 4 weeks of one-on-one training with a supervising physician at the existing clinic, where there are always at least two providers working, before beginning independent work at the new location. I know all new grads experience some hesitation and nervousness about their first job, even WITH colleagues on-site for questions and I can appreciate that these feelings are in fact healthy and will keep me working hard to continue expanding my knowledge and improving my skills. I also know how important receiving sufficient training at your first PA position is, essentially building the foundation for the rest of your career. My question to you: when you started your first position (whether it was urgent care or something else - it would be helpful if you specify), what kind of training did you receive and for how long, and did you feel like it adequately prepared you for independent practice?
  4. I’m a PA with 12 years of experience in orthopedic surgery. I’m interested in making a change and getting into dermatology for a better lifestyle and a comparable salary. Ideally I’d like to get into a an aesthetics practice including fillers, Botox, laser treatments, etc. I live in south Florida and there is no shortage of this type of practice but everyone seems to want experience. I see that there are various training courses for this type of thing that can be anywhere from 1 day to 2 weeks in length and are on the expensive side. I’m looking for advice on what training I can proactively do to make myself as marketable as possible for this type of job. Im also curious if my idea of cosmetic derm is actually an improvement over my current salary/situation in Florida. In my mind I will certainly take a pay cut in the beginning but will be earning more money than I make now on my second or subsequent years with a similar lifestyle. I currently make 120K and work M-F, no nights, no weekends. 22 days PTO (sick days and CME days come out of this) plus 7 holidays, no CME allowance but after you pay you can submit receipts and hope for reimbursement, licensure and certification fees reimbursed with receipt, no malpractice (sovereign immunity in existing job), 403-b with matching to a certain amount, partial healthcare coverage, and short term disability insurance. This was lengthy... I appreciate any advice or feedback. -K
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